One after the other John Wick and its sequel John Wick Chapter 2 have bombarded us with a mix of fast paced action sequences and violent plot lines unheard of in international cinema. The John Wick franchise quickly became one of the most watchable action series in recent years. With fans eagerly waiting for the next instalment of the iconic hitman to hit the theatres, a setback is most unfortunate. The Production of John Wick Chapter 3, which was rumored to start before 2018, won’t be resuming until the spring of next year.

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While rumors were rife the the third instalemnt of the series will resume production somewhere around fall 2017. A report from Omega Underground confirms the rumors to be false. The group has been following the John Wick team for quite a while now regarding casting and location scouting with little to no progress in both. the only viable conclusion being John Wick has been pushed to later date. A 2017 shoot sounds extremely unrealistic at this point.

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David Lietch, who will direct the movie could be the reason for the delay. Already directing Deadpool 2, it would take a superhuman to juggle another box office juggernaut at the same time. Deadpool 2 releases on June 1st, 2018, releasing it’s entire creative team from further engagement and thus allowing them to fully focus on John Wick 3. Quality over quanity. As long as that’s the reason, seems fair.

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Lionsgate has raked in huge dollars from the franchise. To be precise, more than $260 million USD. In the recent months its executives let in on us their plans of a third movie. Co-directed by Chad Stahelski and David Lietch, Keanu Reeves plays John Wick – a gifted but retired hitman too long out of the game who is forced into the belly of the beast when the son of a Russian Crime Lord murders his puppy which was gifted to him by his late wife. What made John Wick stand out was it’s elaborate action scenes and a body count to put Terminator to shame.

It will be interesting to see how John Wick 3 plays out from here. The sequel ends with the iconic hitman in the cross hairs of every killer and murderer to live and breathe.

John Wick Chapter 3 has been given a release date of May 17, 2019. Will John Wick put an end to the chase with an even bigger body count or will the chase end with just his death? Is the franchise gonna end or will they leave possibility of a future instalement? Stick around to find out 🙂